Vanessa is joined by Patricia Grattis, who teaches a class “Making the Most of your Money” as well as classes through PASCEP at Temple University. During the conversation they talked about using tools like incorporating automated savings into your budget, provided tips on how to save for retirement, and an overview of some of the major steps you can take to improve (or hurt) your financial future. Many of the tools they mention are available here on the site!
Staci Moore, Co-Chair of Women’s Community Revitalization Project, joins Vanessa to talk about her work to improve financial security for women in the Philadelphia region. The conversation spans the work Staci has done with WCRP, as well as her engagement with Women’s Way and Women’s Economic Security Initiative (WESI). This engaging discussion also spans some of the issues of gentrification and affordable housing in the city and surrounding areas.
Staci Moore, Co-Chair, Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP)
In this discussion Vanessa’s guest, Shanua Yeldell of WORC shares how this local CDFI is helping businesses and individuals in Philadelphia build credit in Philadelphia.
In the first half of the program Shauna shared how WORC and other CDFIs help business owners and entrepreneurs get credit ready. In the second half of the program Shauna shared details on WORC’s savings programs for individuals and families, as well as a specific program they have for refuges and immigrants. WORC helps teach people the importance and power of savings and building assets, manage and understand their budget, and prepare for purchases like homeownership.
Shauna Yeldell, Director of Lending and Operations at Women’s Opportunities Resource Center
Public banks belong to the people, not shareholders. In the first half of the hour we speak with Connie Bille about the benefits of access to a public bank. The only active public bank is in the state of ND but as of the recording at least 20 states or cities were exploring implementation of a public bank.
In the second half of the hour Ingrid Shepard, One Less Foundation joined to talk about how they are advocating for families and introducing individuals and families to financial literacy tools.
- Connie Bille, G-town Radio
- Ingrid Shepard, One Less Foundation
In the first episode of Vanessa’s Money hour, we explore the resources available in the city for current and aspiring business owners to access financial counseling, training, and affordable and responsible loans.
Kitora Diware, Community College Power Up Your Business, a free neighborhood-based approach to helping small businesses grow. Offering classes and business training for small businesses in Philadelphia
Aggie Edwards, Mt Airy USA. Business Services Consultant for businesses in Mt Airy. Find resources, marketing, and tools for business success.
Diware and Edwards heading up new initiative FREE, six-week course to educate business owners on the ins and outs of starting a business in Philadelphia.